Review by attendantTHREE
"The next gen game we've all been waiting for"
Gameplay - 10/10
The gameplay has come a long way since Ghost Recon 2. Ubi added in the ability to dive to a prone stance, and slide on your knees into crouch. A drone that hovers overhead can be controlled by the player and sent ahead to scout out enemy activity. A picture in picture screen called the "cross-com" allows you to watch the screen of your squadmates. Add in the ability to take cover on almost any piece of the environments in the single player campaign and you have some excellent gameplay to enjoy. Even with all of the additions, the gameplay stays true to the series and will feel familiar to GR veterans.
Graphics - 10/10
The graphics in this game are the best I've ever seen in a video game. The graphics are crystal clear, the special effects are excellent (you have to see the explosions!), and the lighting is awesome. For an example, if you sit in the shade for a bit and then go back out into the sun, your eyes actually have to adjust to the brightness.
Sound - 10/10
The sound quality is absolutely superb in this game. The sound effects are awesome, and the game features a top notch soundtrack that definitely deserves a soundtrack at some point.
Controls - 10/10
The controls can be difficult to grasp at first, but after a few minutes of tinkering with the training mission, it becomes second nature.
Replay Value - 10/10
If you have Xbox Live, you'll be playing this game for months to come. The single player mode is outstanding, the co-op is great, and by the time the game starts to get old, Ubi tends to release waves of downloadable content.
Rent or Buy
If you are a fan of the series, you've already bought this, so disregard. If you are new to the series, and enjoy tactical military shooters, buy this, and you'll most likely love it. If you don't like tactical shooters, I must suggest that you rent this first, because the slow pace of the multiplayer mode tends to turn off fans of run n gun shooters.
Reviewer's Rating: 5.0 - Flawless
Originally Posted: 03/13/06
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